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Trooper Brad Russell Named Trooper of the Year

Date of News Release: 05/06/2010

Commissioner Brewer, Trooper Brad Russell, and Sectary of Justice Cabinet J. Michael Brown, click here to enlarge the photo

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- Stamping Ground, Ky. resident Kenneth B. Russell was named "2009 Trooper of the Year." A 27-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, Russell is assigned to KSP Post 12 in Frankfort.

According to Capt. Mike Crawford, commander of the post, Russell's enforcement of motor vehicle laws and traffic enforcement is outstanding. "He has reached a goal that few attain," he adds. "Russell maintains a balance of his traffic responsibilities while continuing to achieve success in criminal investigations."

Russell's activity during the past year reflects this balance with a total of 1,923 citations, including 1,668 for speed violations. He opened 23 criminal cases resulting in 81 arrests. Sixteen of the arrests were fugitives from justice he encountered during traffic stops. He also recovered 12 stolen vehicles.

A native of Frankfort, Ky., Russell is a 1973 graduate of Franklin Co. High School and a 1979 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is the son of the late Kentucky State Police Major Kenneth Russell and Katherine Russell of Frankfort.

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